(Closed) Help with Pasadena City Hall planning?

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It’s pretty affordable (I think about 3K for the site fees, by the end of it (but that was for ceremony and reception – so it might be different for ceremony only)) – the issue is that you have to pull a lot of permits (which is time consuming) and you have to be willing to have the setup/tear down done, etc.  I didn’t use it, but did a lot of research.  PM me for more info.  Also – call now to reserve your date – it fills up quick, since it’s used for special events by the city.

Post # 4
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I looked into it when I was planning my wedding. Like Oracle said there are quite a few permits, additional fees you need to pay. The downer is that they will not let you reserve it until 6 months prior to your wedding date. 

A few fees, keep in mind these were effective till 6/10, they may have gone up:

-$750 security deposit to reserve the date

-They require proof of a liability insurance policy of $1,000,000

-$597/hr for non-residents (4 hour minimum) rental fee

-$116 for electrician 9if you plan on using outlets for sound, mics)

-They do not rent tables/chairs so you would need to have an outside vendor for that

-$178.35 to have the fountain on

-$206.20 restrooms clean-up/restocking fee

-$15.64/hr for security guard (4 hr minimum)

 

You’re looking at around $2900 and that doesn’t include chair rentals. Hope that helps!

 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

@mulan83: I was going to do both the ceremony and reception there.  I ended up deciding I didn’t want to be responsible (or hire people) to do all the setup/breakdown and figure out all the details with catering, etc.  I ultimately decided to not be stressed out about coordinating all the individual aspects was more important to me than having it at City Hall… although, I still wistfully drive by there and think… ah… if only 😉

Fiance didn’t like the fact there was a lot of traffic noise and the fact that even though you have to hire security, they can’t stop people from watching the ceremony/reception… so that was another deal breaker.

Hope that helps!

Post # 8
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ Oracle—the gawkers were a deal breaker for us too!

After all was said and done I felt it was more stress than it was worth.

Good luck on your search Mulan83

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2016

hi I’m Mia and I was interested in pasadena. I know your post was in 2010 but any additional help you can give me would be appreciated

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